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"State goals and roles" is a podcast with Paul Lingenfelter, President of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO). Lingenfelter asserts the importance of postsecondary education for all Americans in order to participate in the middle-class. Given this assertion, Lingenfelter discusses the importance of the state and federal governments working together as an educational community to meet the needs of the economy. To this end, Ligenfelter contends educational attainment needs to be a top priority for state governments. Additionally, both state and federal governments should employ financial aid policies which motivate students toward attainment goals. In regards to accreditation, postsecondary education needs to do a better job of what articulating what a degree means, in regards to content in a process that is largely faculty driven. Lastly, Lingenfelter advocates for a national student record system that is student based, using state models as an example.

Interview facilitation, commentary and discussion presented by Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin, and Elise Scanlon of Radio Higher Ed

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Radio Higher Ed, LLC

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Copyright © 2012 Radio Higher Ed . All Rights Reserved. Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0 Produced in conjunction with the Average Guy Podcast Network.

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Does Everybody Really Need to Go to College?

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Higher Education Goals: Should They Be Local or National? (1:31)

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Instruction, Attainment and Accreditation (5:25)

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Policy Changes Necessary to Achieve Attainment (3:40)

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Does Public Support Drive up College Costs? (1:15)

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Financing National Postsecondary Attainment Goals (1:45)

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Capacity and Capability to Educate a Nation (1:08)

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Use of Data and Data Systems (3:17)

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Higher Education Priorities for the next US President (2:23)

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Analysis (9:32)